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  • n  Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)

  • Mark Sanford in FITSNews
    It is certainly my goal to be Cincinnatus [and] go back to the farm,Sanford told Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza during the summer of 2007 when asked about his post-gubernatorial plans.
  • Boris Johnson in
    A key argument for Palin, in essence, is this: Washington and Wall Street are serving their own interests rather than those of the broad whole of the country, and the moment requires a vice president who will, Cincinnatus-like, help a new president... Jon Meacham MarketWatch Oct 5, 2008 17853 25063 cincinnatus When asked if he wanted to be prime minister, Boris said: Were I to be pulled like Cincinnatus from my plough, then obviously it would be an absolute privilege to serve."

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